young adults we're educating! Onteora's recent graduation came
off spectacularly, and culturally, last Friday, June 25, with
students playing Elgar most graciously. For more on its speakers,
see our Briefs inside... or the photo on page 21.
Ford Leaves Onteora, McClaren In As Acting, New Administrator
By Lisa Childers
According to a press statement released on Monday, Dr. Leslie
Goldring Ford will no longer be employed as Superintendent of
the Onteora Central School District as of July 9, 2010. Her
position was not terminated, nor did Ford offer a resignation,
but instead both Ford and the board of education agreed to part
Attack In Esopus
Two Swimmers Bitten, Tube Puctured As
Everyone Ponders What Went Wrong
By Brian Powers
On Tuesday July 13, one or more beavers
attacked and bit two swimmers and one
person tubing in the Esopus Creek, about
half a mile upstream from the Woodland
Valley Bridge. Initial reports indicate
that two boys between 10 and 13 years
old had both been seriously bitten,
the younger with two bites and the older
with seven bites. Both were taken to
Kingston Hospital for treatment, which
is expected to include rabies shots.
A third person was attacked while tubing;
the beavers reportedly bit and deflated
the tube but its rider was uninjured.
Shandaken police responded, along with
Jar Of Olives...
By Carol La Monda
It is a lot more fun to cool off in a heat wave
than it is to warm up in sub-zero weather. Keeping
warm in winter is work; keeping cool in summer is
an excuse to not work. It gives us all a legitimate
excuse to gear down and relax a bit. "Too hot
to do that today," we tell ourselves and justify
our respite without guilt.
singer-songwriters Joseph Arthur and Meghan
Wolf will be bringing their hot new tunes,
and attitudes, to the Belleayre Music
Festival on Friday, July 16 at 8:00 PM.
A painter, a soloist and songwriter, Josephπs
prodigious talents prompted Peter Gabriel
to personally sign him to his record label.
Wolfe's got a penetrating urban vibe.
The show will be at the Overlook Lodge.
The Local Regional
Big Indian's Luc Roels Widens His
Vision With Farm To Table Start Up
By Paul Smart
Luc Roels, co-owner of the new Farm
to Table food processing enterprise
that's brought the old corporate kitchens
at Tech City (the former IBM plant
on the outskirts of Kingston) back
to life, loves his new commute to
work from his home in Big Indian.
It's a lot easier than he and wife
Pika, of quiche fame's previous drive
to Poughkeepsie for a commercial kitchen.
Besides, this one's his own baby so
he's been able to plan and build it
just so, bringing to fruition his
lifelong entrepreneur's way with efficiencies.dashed.
For The Laterals?
Town Board Gets City's
Approval Letter, Work
Moves Ahead On Boiceville
By Cindy Johansen
Olive's Town Board meeting
had its full compliment
of members with the
return of vacationing
Supervisor Leifeld this
week, when they met
July 12 and 13. The
latter's regular meeting
started on time - and
with the usual pledge
of allegiance and roll
call. Minutes from the
previous meeting were
accepted and things
moved right along to
Catskill Centers Honors Coalition
Head Dennis Lucas With Its Alf Evers
By Paul Smart
Talk about change you can believe
in... Time was when the Catskill
Center for Conservation and Development,
which holds its 41st Annual Membership
Meeting at 11 AM on Saturday, July
17, at its offices in Arkville,
seemed almost arch-enemies of the
Coalition of Watershed Towns. When
representatives from each ended
up at the talks that resulted in
the 1997 Memorandum of Agreement
from which the Catskill Watershed
Corporation was born, along with
all the septic, sewer and economic
development projects that have since
ensued, they sat at opposite ends
of the table.